Major Events on Darwin's Calendar
The city has a full diary of events with something to suit every visitor. Whenever you arrive, there is sure to be something exciting going on. Here are some suggestions for your trip:
Hottest Sevens in the World (January)
This rugby tournament at Marrara attracts some of the best teams in the world, who compete with local sides for an $80,000 prize.
Bass in the Grass (May)
This rock festival is held in the city's amphitheatre and features a fine line-up of bands from Australia and all over the world. It regularly sells out, so book in advance.
Darwin Cup Carnival (July - August)
This horse racing festival takes place in July and August and is the Territory's premier horse racing event. Ladies day is a spectacular party of fashion, champagne and food.
Darwin Festival (August)
The city's premier cultural experience offers everything from comedy and drama to dance and music. There are plenty of free performances and workshops that offer the opportunity to join in.